Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A New Giveaway

Once loaded I will have a video below giving you the details on these cards and letting all of my Followers know about a new Giveaway.
Google has changed a lot about the Friends Connect option and many bloggers are no longer able to give email updates to its followers. In an effort to remedy this I have provided a link in the left sidebar that will allow my Followers to receive email updates of my posts.
In an effort to lesson the hassle I am giving away a Card Kit and a Mystery Cricut Cartridge to one random follower that also subscribes to my posts.
Leave me a comment letting me know that you have subscribed & are a follower and I will announce one lucky winner this Sunday March 4th.
For those that have been waiting for the Cameo coupon it is CAM30 to receive a discount on the purchase of a Silhouette Cameo from my Shop.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Talk Time Tuesday: Puppies

Just had to share my cute puppies with everyone!  My baby Keira is 3 1/2 years old and she had 3 little boys six weeks ago.  She is a Bichon Frise and as you can see they are just the cutest smiling dogs ever.
My girls are having so much fun with them.
I will be back with a project to share later on today as well as a giveaway announcement so I hope you check back after 4pm.

Monday, February 27, 2012

FCCB Challenge #100: Color Challenge

Welcome to my final posting for the {Fatabulous Cricut Challenge Blog}
This week's challenge is a Color Challenge: Use the 3 FCCB colors Green, Purple and Turquoise.
I decided to share my Secretary Box created with Chipboard, and beautiful pattern paper from K&Company.  My Cricut shape is a Hummingbird on the lid in the bottom left hand corner.
The hummingbird is from the Art Nouveau Cartridge cut at 2 1/2"
I created this for my friend at Christmas Time but will be offering this as a class in March at my local Scrapbook Store: Heartfelt Creations.
I am sad that this is my last posting with FCCB, but am so grateful for the wonderful friends I have made and will continue to join in their wonderful challenges.
I hope you will be inspired to create a project with the FCCB colors and link it to the challenge.
This is another project that matched the color theme I wanted to share with you.
By the way can you believe I'm almost to 1000 Followers!!!! Crazy Exciting!!!!
Thanks for visiting!
I will be sharing this project ins some challenges:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Trisha!!

Just yesterday the wonderful blogging and YouTube world introduced me to a new friend named Trisha.
Today is her Birthday and I know she is working on a Tinkerbell Cupcake layout so I wanted to send her this  picture inspiration and let her know I  was thinking of her.
Happy Birthday my friend.....your email today had me in tears...and thanks to you I will continue to post and make videos as often as possible with a SMILE!!!

New Class Space

New Crop Classroom in West Valley for Creative Cutter Friends

Room for 6 ladies to scrap comfortably.

This is our first Cricut Class in West Valley....went to dinner at La Frontera and then "worked" hard to learn the Cricut~(maybe it was more like hardly worked)~Either way laughs were had by all and some Cricut knowledge was shared.
Our next Class will be Cuttlebug Fun and we will work on setting up a regular schedule for Cricut Class for those living on the West Side of the Valley.
If you haven't had a chance to check out the new Creative Cutter Store yet be sure and click on the Shop button from the Navigation Bar and check it out~I am working fast and furious to get set up and will soon be featuring a Monthly Kit and Finished Layouts.
For those interested in the Silhouette Cameo there will be a $30.00 off coupon that you can use towards your purchase.....and shipping is free.

Friday, February 24, 2012


The winner of the Design Time Thursday Valentine's Day Challenge chosen by is:

Congratulations!!!  Send me your snail mail using the Contact Me button above and don't forget to grab your Challenge Winner button from our sidebar.

Still working on the new store setup and you should be able to see the new Shopping Page by Sunday.
Due to the Cameo's very strict pricing policies I cannot sell the Silhouette Cameo for anything less than $269.99.  I will however have a $30.00 off Creative Cutter Coupon code available for those interested in this product.  So check back when the store is up and running.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Design Time Thursday: Shape Cards

Welcome Back for our second challenge with new design team! We really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful Valentine's day projects! Thank you so much for joining in and we hope you will join us for this next challenge!

Theme Shape Card!
Create a new card using a shape no squares no rectangles!
Some inspiration from the team:
Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize! 
Two Acrylic Stamp Sets....One pictured below the other a Surprise!!

Challenge Starts today February 23 and runs until March 7, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new project here at the
Looking forward to seeing your creations! Please leave a COMMENT after linking.
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
You have until  March 7, 2012 to enter your project.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Catching Up....

Hello Ladies
I have some catching up to do on my blog.  I am so excited there is another Design Time Thursday planned this week and I will be announcing some winners for our Valentine's Day Challenge on Friday.  Lots of great stuff coming soon I promise.  This past week weekend I was away at another one of my Scrapbook Retreat weekends....and all week long was the preparation for this wonderful escape.  I have some great pictures to share, and I'm working on some new postings so thanks for sticking with me and stopping by.  With my Retreat & Class schedules now in full swing finding the time to post is difficult.  You will not be disappointed with the wonderful work the Design Team has in store for all of you though and some of my Design Team friends from Momenta will also be joining in as Guest Designers from time to time.  So I am off to prepare for another Scrapbook Retreat.  Hope you stop on by Tomorrow to see the wonderful creations the Creative Cutter Team has for you......and as always another fun prize for the winner of our Design Time Thursday Challenge.
I wanted to mention that you will soon be seeing the Silhouette Cameo available for sale on my site.  I will be selling  them for $260 + s&h.  So if you are interested in this machine check back on Friday....I will have it added to the Shop tab on my blog.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday Funsense: Talking Animals

I laughed so hard my side hurts!!! Enjoy

This is Kids Stuff Winner

Sorry for the delay ladies....I'm away at another Scrapbook Retreat and forgot to post
the winner of our This is Kid's Stuff Challenge.
so the winner chosen with is 
 1. Melissa (Sunshine HoneyBee) her daughter's sketch of  Hugh Laurie is just amazing.
The design team loved everyone's work so much we decided to vote on a second winner and the team chose
 3. Tiffany this iris fold project with a twist is so cute and clever.
Please contact me via the contact me form above with your snail mail address and I will send out the Cuttlebug Embossing folders to each of our winners!
Congratulations....Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

DTT: Valentine's Day Challenge

Welcome to The Second Week of our First Challenge with the NEW CCR Design Team! 
Theme Valentine's Day!
Create a new project using Valentine's Day as your inspiration! 
Our Design Team will be showcasing  We R Memory Keepers for this challenge! 

Some inspiration from the team:

Cathie(video below)

Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize! 
Challenge Starts today February 9 and runs until February 22, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new project here at the
Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog

You have until February 22, 2012 to enter your project.

I will also be adding my project to some great challenges:

Paper Playtime...creations with a heart
The Cuttlebug Spot....sweetheart
My Craft Spot...Valentine's Day
My Sheri Crafts....Love is in the Air
Docerela Creations....Valentine's Day
Don't forget to leave comments on all of the sites...we LOVE your feedback!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

TTT:Happy Valentine's Day

Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Day surrounded by LOVE!
Just wanted to remind everyone that you can still enter our Valentine's Day Challenge for a chance to win a Cricut Tool Kit.
Just Click Here and share your V-Day project.....we can all use some Love cuteness today!
Be sure to tune in tomorrow where we will announce the This is Kids Stuff Challenge winner.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Free Digi Stamp

Hello Ladies....One of my fellow D-Lite team members Sherry shared a wonderful freebie with us recently and I wanted to pass along the information.  The above digi stamp is available for free at The Scrapbook Stamp Society Blog.  Just click on their name to visit their site and for those that are followers you are able to receive this adorable stamp for Valentine's Day.  How sweet is that!  I know my card making and copic coloring friends will just love it.  So check out this fun site and get your stamp today.
Momenta is giving everyone a chance to win some of their FABULOUS product.  There are a couple of surveys you can take an a winner will be chosen randomly from among all of the participants.  So here is your chance to share your opinion and try to win some great Scrapbooking Supplies.

Here are the links:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Goodbye Whitney

I am so sad.....another beautiful voice gone.
R.I.P. Whitney

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Funsense: Sexy and I know it!

I created this layout with George Basic Shapes, Mickey & Friends & Robotz.
I used Accent Essentials for the journaling block.
Hope you like my custom M&M guy.
The background patterned papers are Momenta
Did you have a favorite commercial this year?
I must admit I didn't love them but a couple made me chuckle....this one has one of my favorite songs that always makes me smile.
Hope you like it.

I have entered my layout in the LOVE OF CHOCOLATE challenge over at Amanda's Crafts & More site stop on over and check out the other chocolicious entries!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Talk Time Tuesday (a bit delayed)

So Talk Time Tuesday is a bit delayed.....because I'm having what else Technical Problems!!!
I must be destined to be old-school because the gadgets and I don't seem to be able to get along.
So last year at one of my Swarms in Elko, Nevada the lens of my flip cam was broken prompting me to finally get a web cam...then my computer crashed, then was hacked then eventually hijacked.  I purchased a new website, a new computer and of course the new computer and the web cam aren't quite friends yet.
Some of you noticed this when watching my Bow Maker -how to video- my voice sometimes seems a little shall we say possessed!  oh geeeez!!
So posted above you will see one of the many new cards I've been working on with my box of Momenta goodies.
Momenta sent all the D-lite design team members a very generous box of supplies for us to dig into and while I was taking this picture.... I dropped my camera and now the lens on my Nikon is broken!! Yes just call me butterfingers.
It will probably cost more to fix it then the camera is worth so I'm shopping for a new one.
I need the technology fairies to come by and sprinkle some pixie dust or silicone or something in my home so that I can continue to do what I love which is to share some crafty fun with my friends.
Thank you all for sticking with me through some really crazy stuff and for your continued support.
I know once I can get all of this technology working with me and not against me I can get super creative and start posting some things.
Meanwhile, I am so excited that you will all get to see my Design Team's first Challenge post coming up this week.
I've seen the projects and I know you are going to love their work.
So until Thursday.....wish me a tech friendly day!